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SEC. 91.8202.  CHANGE OF RATING CLASSIFICATION.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
   An existing building within the scope of Division 88, Article 1, Chapter IX of the LAMC shall not be changed from one rating classification, as described in LAMC Section 91.8804, to another higher risk rating classification unless the building meets or is altered to meet the requirements of CBC Appendix Chapter A1 for the proposed rating classification and the building meets or is altered to meet the other requirements of this Code for the use or occupancy change.
 
   EXCEPTION:  An existing building within the scope of Division 88, Article 1, Chapter IX of the LAMC shall not be changed from one risk category as defined in CBC Section 1604.5 to another higher risk category unless the building meets or is altered to meet the other requirements of this Code.